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How to get great shots in strong summer light

Don’t put your camera away when the sun is high in the sky. Learn how to control and maximise its potential, and you will be well on your way to creating images with impact, says Tom Mackie

Exclusive Sony interview

The new Sony Alpha 7R IV has a 61Mp chip. Are we getting close to the maximum number of photosites that can be fitted onto a full frame sensor? So while we can’t talk about our future sensor plans as the leading manufacturer, we can say…

Tough times for Nikon, Canon and other big makers

While sales of its full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses appear robust, the company has been hit hard by falling sales of entry to mid-range DSLRs in Asia, particularly in the important Chinese market. “Although efforts will be continuously made to…

Born Free takes on trophy hunting with photo contest

“Hundreds of thousands of innocent animals have been murdered by trophy hunters in the last decade alone,” says Born Free CEO Howard Jones. “Most hunters claim that the money they pay to the hunting outfitters helps wildlife conservation and local…

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Master natural light for stunning portraits

Professional photographers from across the globe reveal their top tips for shooting environmental portraits, documentary portraiture, weddings, action portraits and professional headshots

New Nikon 85mm lens for Z series mirrorless

Key features include an anti-reflective Nano Crystal coating, a minimum focussing distance of 0.80 m and tough build – every movable part of the lens barrel is sealed to protect from dust and water droplets. The lens also features a customisable…

Sony cuts price of older Alpha 7 cameras and lenses

For a limited time, you can save up to £200 on the older, but still very worthy, Sony Alpha 7R III and Alpha 7R II for example. The Alpha 7R III is a 42.4 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera with 4K…

Honouring a great Victorian travel photographer

Although he was a product of his time, John Thomson, shown working in China above, treated his subjects with respect and dignity, regardless of their social status (which actually made him quite unusual for the time). AP deputy editor Geoff…

Support a 2020 calendar created by homeless photographers

The high-quality wall or desktop calendar, which will make a perfect Christmas present, features images from photographers contacted through a range of London homeless charities, including Crisis and St Mungo’s. All the images were taken on 100 Fujifilm single-use cameras,…

More details on new Fujifilm store in Covent Garden

Why open this now, considering how tough times are on the high street, and the ongoing economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit? TG: As you can imagine, this was not an overnight decision and we have been planning the new centre for…

The new Sony Alpha 7R IV in numbers

As you can see from Mike Topham’s in-depth hands-on first look, while the new camera inherits some features from its predecessor, the Alpha 7R III, such as 5-axis sensor stabilisation with 5.5 stops of exposure compensation, 10fps continuous shooting with…